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Should YOU enter your story in the Writing Contest?

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

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Recently, we had a reader of the blog voice a concern about sending in their story. It went something like this:

Dear Dan,

I’m kind of interested in entering your writing contest, BUT

…my ghost story isn’t scary – does that disqualify it?

Signed,

Nervous Writer

Good question!

Here’s the answer:

You should send it!

The CONTEST is very lenient about what we’ll accept. GOOD WRITING is the key there.

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The resulting ANTHOLOGY will also have a wide margin for stories we accept, and the majority I choose will be in the scary realm.

But!

Once I feel we have enough scary/strict horror stories for the anthology, I will allow people to join who have other stories that might be sentimental or even funny, but that aren’t strictly scary and still fall under the general banner of scary/Horror.

Why?

The…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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